Getting adequate protein isn’t a problem for most of us. The amount we need daily isn’t that much. With high protein diets trending, it’s good to step back and analyze how much you actually need. Too much protein can have negative health effects.
Unless you are an athlete, you can figure out your protein needs in grams by calculating your weight x .37 for women. For a 160 pound woman that works out to about 60 grams. Eight ounces of Greek yogurt alone has approximately 23 grams of protein. Meats have 7-9 grams of protein per ounce, and many plant sources are high in protein.
One of the main issues with overeating protein is that it often means you’re consuming too little of other types of foods, like healthy carbohydrates. “If you fill your plate with mostly protein all day every day, that higher intake could push out other high-quality foods your body needs to properly function, like disease-fighting fruits and vegetables, heart-healthy fats, and whole grains that aid in digestion and weight loss.”
Despite the articles warnings about protein, the suggested next read at the end was “11 ways to sneak more protein into your diet.”